Business Crime Direct

Welcome to Business Crime Direct. We are an independent non-profit making team located within the Security Industry. We are in a unique position to help all businesses to PREVENT crime, REDUCE the fear of crime and RESTORE public confidence. We do this by:

  • offering free and independent crime prevention and reduction advice
  • setting up Crime Alert schemes to encourage businesses to work together and communicate to combat crime.

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Crime Alerts

What is a Crime Alert?

Crime and Disorder have a negative effect on businesses. This leads to:

  • loss of customers by day and night leading to reduced profits
  • loss of investment, leading to empty shops
  • less choice for customers
  • less employment opportunities
  • less attractive shopping areas and poorly maintained streets
  • less busy streets leads to people feeling unsafe
  • difficulties for businesses in obtaining affordable insurance
  • downturn for the local economy and community
A Crime Alert scheme is a crime reduction initiative which brings businesses together with partner agencies to tackle crime and disorder.
A Crime Alert scheme comprises of one or more of the following crime reduction activities:
  • Data Sharing Agreement with the local Police.
  • Radio network linking businesses together
  • Ringmaster automatic information circulation system
  • Photographs Albums and Intelligence sharing (following completion of a signed agreement)
  • Services of a Crime Reduction Manager
  • Exclusion and banning orders
  • Data Sharing Agreements

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Can Security Guards Prevent Theft

Crime against businesses is a problem all over the world, the attractions of criminals to businesses are mainly for a few reasons.

  1. Businesses tend to invest in high quality high value goods
  2. Employees seem to be less concerned of the security of the employers property
  3. Business premises are often left unoccupied at set times
Its is unfortunate that many employees often steal from their employees; theft from employers is seen in all industries, especially retail, construction and office. Security guards London can help to deter criminals, before they have entered the your business and began to cause any damages as they can see that a security presence will thwart their plans.

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Keeping Your Business Assets Safe

Keeping your business assets safe

Cash is a business asset which is the basic target of every criminal activity. For keeping it safe, asset security strategy and cash management should be developed by the business owners. It is very important to protect business assets whole year and special during the peak crime period. Naturally, cash is the most desirable and easiest approach of criminals, so business owners should find some ways to make themselves less vulnerable to criminal activities. Here are some ways for reducing the risk:

  • Basically, the business assets and cash should be covered by insurance to provide security against robbery and protecting the business from devastating effect.
  • In banks when there are more people around the place, the possibility of burglary is less possible. So dont be a target which is predictable.
  • Inform the security company while moving large amount of cash from one place to another.
  • One thing more, if you are closing office for holidays then appoint a security guard with guard dogsto keep eyes on everything. Owner can also ask the security company for more frequent visits in his or her absence.
  • Unfortunate but true that many times the theft is by insiders. So, keep changing control access of stock room, consider se...

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Protecting Your Staff In and Out the Office

Basically, it is felt that office is a safe place for work in relation to construction sites and factories and some other workplaces involving machinery and results in accidents. But it is not a complete truth. In fact, according to survey every year many office injuries and compensation claims are recorded.

Office injuries are generally avoidable if relevant safety and health programs are adhered. Many office injuries are the result of inadequate seating arrangement and workstations. As we know, many workers in offices are seated for majority of the day so it is important that they sat in safe and comfortable position.

Billions of pounds are lost every year because of workplace theft and many times it takes long time to realize that something wrong happened. The most difficult part is to identify the person conducting crime because they are well aware about how to hide their misconduct. This kind of offence takes place mostly when the new employee is on temporary basis like supply teachers because in such case work history in depth is not considered. Therefore, it is better to conduct a check on criminal background instead paying for a wrong employee everyday.

Safety of staff also involves protecting them from crimes that ...

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Sound Workplace Practices

A sound workplace practice is the effective ethics management. The companies with high standards of ethical conduct results in, raising morale of employees, enhanced corporate image, improved bottom-line image and increase in number of customers. One of the important tasks of management is to convince their employees to accept ethical values of organization.

Following are some points which can be considered:

  • Understanding the importance of ethical conduct: Ethical conduct benefited all the parties in the organization. Employees who have trust in management will contribute their maximum to the entity. Its opposite in an unethical environment, productivity of employees decline, loyalty diminishes, desire of personal profit over organizational goals increases and staff turnover and absenteeism increases. Customers also prefer to be loyal and associated with those companies which adhere to ethical codes.
  • Allocate roles and responsibility: The approach may vary from entity to entity. A committee of ethics management represents the whole entity with responsibility of administering and implementing an ethics management program. Identification, modeling and monitoring the codes of ethical values are part of ethics management program. An ethics officer or manager is the senior manager but does not belong to legal or human resource department. He/she is trained in dealing with matters of ethics in workplace and also has responsibility to manage the program. He can save all records in data sim cards. Board and staff must look that top management should take ethical values seriously.
  • Develop code of ethical conduct: The process of development of ethical code of conduct makes employees sensitize to ethical consideration and also min...
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